Abu Dhabi-UAE: – PestWorld East 2019, a specialized conference that drew the participation of over 350 leading officials and pest control experts from the UAE and abroad, concluded today at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi.
The event was hosted by Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) in collaboration with Ecovar, a leading provider of sustainable pest control solutions in the UAE, and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) from the US.
Several distinguished personalities, including His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer, attended the conference.
The two-day event featured a host of expert-led sessions on ‘Practical Fly Management and Equipment Innovation’, ‘Comprehensive Rodent Control Programs in Urban Environments’, and ‘Building a Better Pest Control Program – Pest Management at Construction Sites’, as well as an innovation showcase by leading pest control companies.
Key topics also included ‘Recognizing the Importance of Pest Management in Protecting Public Health’, ‘Termite Treatments – Equipment, Procedures and Effective Practices’, and ‘Bed Bug Treatment Methods and Monitoring Techniques’. The conference concluded with a wrap-up session that issued a call to action and offered recommendations on advancing the field of pest management in the most sustainable manner.
Dr Salem Al Kaabi said: “We are pleased about the strong regional and global participation in PestWorld East 2019 during its debut in the UAE capital. The success of the conference will enhance the UAE’s reputation as a go-to destination for international organizations hosting such specialized events.”
For his part, Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Pest Control Projects Director at Tadweer, said: “The conference exhibited more than 200 innovative pest detection and control products and equipment items. The event has proven its mettle as an invaluable boost to the integrated pest management sector in the country through providing a key platform for exploring the latest technologies and innovations. The recommendations from the conference, drafted by leading experts from across the globe, will go a long way in advancing scientific research in this vital domain.”
He added that the speakers and panelists stressed the importance of adopting international best practices to ensure that pest control operations in the Middle East are on a par with global standards. This will translate into a healthier, safer and more sustainable environment across the region.
PestWorld East 2019 facilitated the exchange of knowledge on a range of topics related to sustainable pest control, as well as networking with specialists from leading global universities and research centers with the aim of improving the efficiency of pest control operations. At an exhibition held on the sidelines of the conference, Tadweer showcased its latest innovations and equipment used for the detection and control of pest breeding sites.
Tadweer is the key government entity responsible for all activities related to the development of waste management services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste in a safe, efficient and economical manner. The center is also tasked with carrying out pest control, educating communities about the significance of protecting the environment, and encouraging them to adopt sound environmental habits to drive sustainable development.
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